The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

The Just Man

It is neither by moral precepts and observances, nor by a wide knowledge, nor by practising meditation, nor by a solitary life, nor by thinking”, that […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Overcoming Desires and Attachments – Most Effective Way

Sweet Mother, What is the most effective way of overcoming desires and attachments: to cut them off all at one stroke, even at the risk of […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

How to be cured?

In order to be cured, my child, not only is it necessary to stop all these unseemly practices completely, but it is necessary to get rid […]
The Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Getting rid of indulgences

Q: After stopping tea my mind seems to become dull. I cannot take interest in anything. It has become difficult to attend my classes. All that […]

On Thoughts and how to handle them

Q: Is it true that no one has his own thoughts? Either they come from the lower nature — from people — or from the higher […]
Sri Aurobindo

The nature of thoughts, desires and impulses

Q: May I know the nature of thoughts, desires and impulses? How and why do they come into men? This is a thing one feels: one […]

Conquering Desires

Yielding to desires is not the way of getting rid of them. There is no end to desires—each one which is satisfied is at once replaced […]